David Elliott MP is pleased to announce The Hills Music Academy Senior Band is one of 20 NSW-based community brass and concert bands selected for the 2022 Community Band Development Grants Program funding, administered by the Band Association of NSW on behalf of Create NSW.
The Group will use its funding of $1,000 to increase their banding activities within their community and help grow their audience numbers. “The Community Band Development Grants Program recognises the special role bands and live music play in our community life, and provides an excellent upskilling opportunity for musicians while promoting arts and culture around NSW,” Mr Elliott said.
“What I like most about this program is that it invests in our local communities by providing support to local talent and volunteers, while also increasing band activity, lifting performance standards and growing audience numbers.”
Mr Elliott said the funding would directly support the volunteers and the Baulkham Hills cultural sector.
“It’s music to my ears that the NSW Government is supporting our Baulkham Hills musicians and volunteers through funding for Hills Music Academy Senior Band, and I am confident this investment will give them the assurance they deserve as they play on into the future,” said Mr Elliott.